Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

eBook $19.99


Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742619750
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 09/11/2005
  • Category: Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Reference works
    Society & social sciences / Indigenous peoples
    Humanities / Historical maps & atlases
  • Imprint: Macquarie
  • Price: $19.99

This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

An atlas is a way of representing, in graphic form, a human landscape - a pattern of human activities in space and time. The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia opens up a window onto the landscape of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives, from 60 000 years ago to the present time.

It covers a wide range of aspects of Indigenous life, including: society, culture, economics, politics, the environment, technology, land ownership and use, the visual and performing arts, sport, education, health, and placenames.

Each chapter has been compiled by one or more experts in the field, under the general editorship of Bill Arthur and Frances Morphy of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy and Research at the Australian National University. The core of maps is supplemented by explanatory text, as well as numerous diagrams and illustrations, including Indigenous artworks.

Author Information

FRANCES MORPHY is an honorary Associate Professor at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University. She was, with Bill Arthur, one of the general editors of the first edition of the Atlas. Her research interests have encompassed linguistics, anthropology and anthropological demography in a variety of Australian settings, most particularly in north-east Arnhem Land where she has worked with Yolngu people since the 1970s. Her publications include 'Djapu: a Yolngu dialect' (in Handbook of Australian Languages, vol. 3, 1983) and she co-edited (with Benjamin R. Smith) The social effects of native title: recognition, translation, coexistence (2007) and edited Agency, contingency and census process: observations of the 2006 Indigenous Enumeration Strategy in remote Aboriginal Australia (2008).